Shi, 37, was convicted in April for "revealing state secrets," by using his email account to post on the Internet a government order barring Chinese media from marking the 15th anniversary of the brutal June 1989 crackdown on democracy activists in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
This is modern day China.
The Pentagon has drafted a revised doctrine for the use of nuclear weapons that envisions commanders requesting presidential approval to use them to preempt an attack by a nation or a terrorist group using weapons of mass destruction. The draft also includes the option of using nuclear arms to destroy known enemy stockpiles of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons.
And this is modern day USA.
Shit. Maybe the USSR wasn't such a bad idea after all?
Where are we headed next? The Chinese invade North Korea to teach them real communism?? The USA pre-emptively attack the North Korean's with a nuclear weapon in protection of Seoul?
or maybe we will just all learn a lesson from Iraq.
LET THEM SORT IT OUT THEMSELVES! OR 'remove' multi-decade military dictatorships with snipers.
Don't invade countries. Don't support PRE-EMPTION. Don't give in to OCCUPATION.
and DONT GIVE UP ON OPPOSING INVASION.
ACHE doesn't it just make you sick?
In April, Rumsfeld appeared before the Senate Armed Services panel and asked for the bunker buster study to be funded. He said the money was for research and not to begin production on any particular warhead. "The only thing we have is very large, very dirty, big nuclear weapons," Rumsfeld said. "It seems to me studying it [the RNEP] makes all the sense in the world."
[end of rant]